UK Conformity Accessed Marking Replaces CE Marking in the United Kingdom

April 29, 2019

 

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new product marking that will be used in the domestic market instead of the CE marking. The categories of products that are subject to EU Directives will be required to carry the UKCA mark after the UK leaves the EU. However, if the UK leaves the EU without engagement, products are allowed to use the CE marking to demonstrate compliance with the legal requirements and to sell products on the UK market for a limited period of time. The exception is medical devices.

 

So, it will be possible to use CE Marking in case when:

 

  • mandatory third-party assessment was carried out by an EU-recognised notified body

  • certificate of conformity previously held by a UK body has been transferred to an EU-recognised body

 

Please, note that if a product requires self-declaration of conformity, the same procedure with regards to UKCA marking will be required for the product to be sold in the UK market.  

 

You should attach the UKCA marking to the product itself but in some cases it may be placed on the packaging, in manuals or on other supporting documents.

 

The UKSA marking should be at least 5 mm in height (if other minimum dimensions are not specified additionally in the relevant legislation). It should be easily visible, legible, and indelible

 

The UKSA mark is represented below:

 

      

 

The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

 

GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Consult Group can help your company speed up the access to any market with almost zero efforts from your side.

 

Need your own guide to the world of certification and approvals? Don't hesitate to contact us via info@gma.trade

 

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